Donald Trump has business holdings in at least 20 countries, posing an unprecedented source of potential conflicts of interest for the president-elect. Legal expert Michael Meltsner says that to have any credibility, “Trump must keep his family out of the business,” while political economy and crisis theory specialist Daniel Faber described Trump’s situation as “a potential minefield” that “could cripple his presidency.”
What does Donald Trump’s election mean for the nation’s highest court? Two faculty experts discuss potential appointees and what key issues the Supreme Court may soon face.
Jack Grinold, Northeastern’s legendary sports information director, says watching the heavyweight champ’s training sessions at Matthews Arena in 1964 “were some of the most delightful afternoons I’ve ever spent.” In 1994, Ali received an honorary doctorate of public service from Northeastern. The transformational sports figure died on Friday. Here, members of the Northeastern community reflect on Ali’s life and legacy.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death touched off a political debate that could define President Obama’s final year in office and bring drama to an already contentious presidential primary. Professor Michael Meltsner, a constitutional law expert, called Scalia’s death “a great blow to Republicans” and “a gift to Hillary Clinton.”
Could capital punishment one day be banned in the U.S.? We posed that question to Northeastern law professor Michael Meltsner, who assessed the Supreme Court’s capital punishment ruling Monday.
On Monday, the Supreme Court for the first time addressed the implications of free speech on social media. In the case Elonis v. United States, the court reversed the conviction […]
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this week signed a new law that makes death by firing squad an alternative option for capital punishment. Northeastern law professor Michael Meltsner weighs in on the controversial law.
Northeastern University’s School of Law celebrated the more than 240 graduates in the Class of 2014 at commencement on Friday at Matthews Arena.
Army private Bradley Manning, who was acquitted of aiding the enemy for leaking classified documents, “might be an idealistic fool but he isn’t the devil,” says law professor Michael Meltsner.
Law professor Michael Meltsner discusses the impact of a recent study that sought to determine the effect of allowing patients to review their doctors’ notes after a visit.
Law professor Michael Meltsner has written a play about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp to express his outrage over the torture of suspected terrorists.
Spotlight blurb: Last week, death-row inmate Troy Davis was executed following a highly controversial trial and conviction for the murder of an off-duty Savannah, Ga., police officer in 1989. The case gained national attention because eyewitnesses who testified against Davis later recanted. We asked Michael Meltsner, the George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor in the School of Law, to provide some context on Davis’ case and capital punishment.
President Obama and his advisers have begun the process of finding a candidate to fill retiring Justice David H. Souter’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. According to recent reports, […]
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